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01-23-23, 08:28 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,560
Posted By Koyote

But that's not what the OP asked. Talk about...

But that's not what the OP asked. Talk about "funny spin."



Yup.

I think it's more respectful and more helpful to take the OP's question seriously rather than twist it into the question I...
01-22-23, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By rsbob

Definitely have their priories in order. Health,...

Definitely have their priories in order. Health, fitness and cycling paths.
Forum: Touring
01-14-23, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,808
Posted By zandoval

Raise your bars. Just a little at a time. I did...

Raise your bars. Just a little at a time. I did see a recent touring bike come through that had an adjustable stem for bar hight. He told me he makes small adjustments throughout the day when...
01-11-23, 03:33 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 12,365
Posted By Rolla

Noooo!! You got sucked into the vortex! ...

Noooo!! You got sucked into the vortex!

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01-10-23, 01:57 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 12,365
Posted By 79pmooney

My favorite bike is a near $5000 ti custom that...

My favorite bike is a near $5000 ti custom that is inspired and ridden like the race bikes of 120 years ago. Same gear train and soon, same tires. (Well, skinnier, lighter and synthetic but the...
12-15-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,898
Posted By FBinNY

Sorry to be "blaming the victim" here but you're...

Sorry to be "blaming the victim" here but you're showing ZERO INITIATIVE . Every suggestion is met with some sort of objection.

"Likely wouldn't" implies that you didn't even pick up a phone to...
12-12-22, 12:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By veganbikes

Just for those stumbling in the thread was...

Just for those stumbling in the thread was started on 10/25/2020 at 11:50am and the final post was that same day at 1:47pm. Not saying that CA glue might or might not help just for folks thinking...
12-11-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,362
Posted By ThermionicScott

OP has a pattern of starting threads about his...

OP has a pattern of starting threads about his bike falling apart, and then never checking back in...
Forum: Touring
12-09-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,613
Posted By robow

Though I'm presently touring on Marathon...

Though I'm presently touring on Marathon Supremes, I have toured on Gatorskins for many years and wouldn't hesitate to use them again for such purposes. In fact I still carry a foldable 28mm Gator...
Forum: Touring
11-17-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,106
Posted By Yan

There are tons of cheap and free camping in NY if...

There are tons of cheap and free camping in NY if you are driving a car or have the freedom to go wherever you want.

If you are on a bike with a fixed destination on a two day weekend tour, you're...
11-16-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By Sluggo

I agree with all the posts suggesting making the...

I agree with all the posts suggesting making the nails bend over. However, the only time I used a "iron upside-down-foot thing cobblers used" I broke it. Too vigorous with the hammer, I guess. But...
11-15-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,433
Posted By RCMoeur

After working on hundreds of sets of Vs, I have...

After working on hundreds of sets of Vs, I have noticed a wide range of quality levels, generally tied to price point. Many big-box bikes have stamped steel Vs (sometimes with plastic covers) with...
Forum: Touring
11-12-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,583
Posted By Steve B.

Here's a few photo's. #1 attempts to show the...

Here's a few photo's. #1 attempts to show the fender at the bottom bracket mount, Not a ton of clearance and no way to install the bolt back to front, which is the easiest access method. i also...
Forum: Touring
11-07-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,975
Posted By veganbikes

Emails or texting would probably be the way to...

Emails or texting would probably be the way to go.That or using CrazyGuyOnABike. I wouldn't use Facebook or affiliated companies even if he paid me. Just like I don't drink water directly out of the...
11-03-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By StanSeven

Moderation note - don’t post details of any...

Moderation note - don’t post details of any accidents online. All the information becomes widely available then which may impact your rights and possible liabilities. The original post was edited.
10-25-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 23,048
Posted By Hondo6

That's certainly been my experience. I find them...

That's certainly been my experience. I find them much easier on the knees. They're on the bike I ride most often and will go on the next build as well.

Well, hell - I didn't notice the date of...
Forum: Touring
10-17-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,272
Posted By Yan

You'll have to go to the used market. ...

You'll have to go to the used market.

Earlier this summer I bought a Co-motion Nor'wester Tour Co-pilot frame on eBay for $900. This is a very high end S&S coupled frame that cost over $3500 new...
10-14-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By albrt

I was talking to an LBS veteran today, and he...

I was talking to an LBS veteran today, and he said a dork disc is actually a good idea with those old aero spokes. They apparently do not respond well to chain derailments.

I can probably scare...
10-08-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,489
Posted By genec

Maybe what you have in Canada is a lot more...

Maybe what you have in Canada is a lot more protected than the typical "buffered" bike lanes in So Cal... mere lines of paint don't offer a lot of "protection."

On the other hand, the best bike...
10-07-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,489
Posted By SalsaShark

People that want to ride will find a way to ride....

People that want to ride will find a way to ride.
These 'barriers' only seem to hinder people that don't really have the mindset to cycle in the first place. It really boils down to comfort. People...
10-07-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6,587
Views: 830,822
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Sheldonís contraption has worked well for me with...

Sheldonís contraption has worked well for me with tough French BBs.
Cheers,
Van
10-07-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,398
Posted By alcjphil

Upgrading to alloy rims is a huge improvement and...

Upgrading to alloy rims is a huge improvement and it isn't only about weight. In wet conditions alloy rims will still provide decent braking. Steel rims, on the other hand, pretty much provide zero...
10-06-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6,587
Views: 830,822
Posted By Hondo6

Regarding BB tools: have you seen this (about 1/3...

Regarding BB tools: have you seen this (about 1/3 from end of article)?

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tooltips/bbcups.html

Might be worth a try. Parts to fabricate same certainly won't cost...
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,006
Posted By saddlesores

yes, with 26" wheels and 1.90 tires, that's...

yes, with 26" wheels and 1.90 tires, that's 15.75" vs.16.75". good in theory and great in practice, especially when climbing heavily loaded up a long, steep hill, which could make the difference...
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,006
Posted By Pratt

If I had to give up a chainring doing loaded...

If I had to give up a chainring doing loaded touring, the big one would get the chop. It is easier to coast down a hill, than walk up it.
09-27-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,840
Posted By squirtdad

you can build a var 30 like tool from the...

you can build a var 30 like tool from the hardware store

it has worked well for me. also I like freeze-off and it helps to whack what ever tool your are using to add some shock, this tool...
09-24-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,417
Posted By Maelochs

He means "Get out of the bike lane and into the...

He means "Get out of the bike lane and into the traffic lane if it will help people Not hit you."

If you nearly got hit, something went wrong. Blame the driver, or the other driver, or the traffic...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,442
Posted By mdarnton

Chuck Naill My commute is five+ miles each...

Chuck Naill

My commute is five+ miles each way, daily cost after initial investment is near zero. Time is 30 minutes each way.

The bus is $4 per day, Each trip takes 30 to 55 minutes,...
09-16-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By Milton Keynes

Nothing wrong with the kickstand.

Nothing wrong with the kickstand.
09-15-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,417
Posted By Maelochs

I use a lot of (other-than-single-digit) hand...

I use a lot of (other-than-single-digit) hand signals to let cars know that I know they are there and that I am paying attention. if I am coming to a blind curve and take the lane, I will signal...
09-14-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,547
Posted By bikehoco

This site has become so inhospitable. When...

This site has become so inhospitable. When certain people see a thread that doesnít interest them, they write trolling comments rather than just ignoring it.
Forum: Touring
09-08-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,383
Posted By djb

as often what comes to my mind with these...

as often what comes to my mind with these discussions, and what I often mention, is that its common to already own a,b or c item that is heavier or bulkier than other options, but we just keep using...
09-06-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 22,066
Posted By prj71

When there are people on e-bikes that almost run...

When there are people on e-bikes that almost run into me on the paved path (something that I have never once experienced with those that pedal on this trail) that does sort of affect me and other...
09-06-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 22,066
Posted By bikemig

Agreed that the problem of unsafe riding is not...

Agreed that the problem of unsafe riding is not exclusive to e-bikes but maybe they make the problem worse as people with relatively poor bike handling experience are going faster than they otherwise...
09-06-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 22,066
Posted By msu2001la

E-bikes are fun to ride. I would've absolutely...

E-bikes are fun to ride. I would've absolutely wanted something like that when I was a kid. I didn't care about the "physical fitness" aspect of cycling until I was much older. I rode bikes because...
09-06-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 22,066
Posted By prj71

I get the commuting aspect of it and I've thought...

I get the commuting aspect of it and I've thought about one for myself so I don't come into the office all sweaty. The recreational aspect I can kind of see, but usually most of us get into cycling...
09-06-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 22,066
Posted By _ForceD_

I ďgetĒ it, but I donít necessarily like the way...

I ďgetĒ it, but I donít necessarily like the way itís evolving. Itís a cheaper and easier (I think) way to get around. And thatís good, I guess, if/when itís used by responsible riders. But for less...
08-27-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Dave Mayer

Whatever you do, do not let couriers (any) touch...

Whatever you do, do not let couriers (any) touch the bike; you'll be hit with a bunch of extortionist indefensible charges that will be multiples of actual cross-border duties, taxes and shipping...
01-05-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,272
Posted By TiHabanero

Much the same as Specialized owned outlets. Less...

Much the same as Specialized owned outlets. Less selection on the shelves if it is not company branded or sub-branded stuff. You get locked into their ecosystem. Unfortunate for the companies out...
12-07-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,320
Posted By Riveting

If I'm going to use a mirror, typically only if...

If I'm going to use a mirror, typically only if on a group ride where I may be responsible for keeping track of those behind me, it'll only be the Take-A-Look (https://takealookactive.com) helmet...
12-01-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,192
Posted By Korina

Around here the vines are blackberry; flimsy but...

Around here the vines are blackberry; flimsy but with large thorns, eager to rip flesh; they arch out of the ground and dangle from trees.


Good idea, thanks. I just replaced my old yellow foam...
11-24-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,073
Posted By work4bike

That's funny, because I also ride at least a...

That's funny, because I also ride at least a 100-miles per week, but rarely ride on trails; however, of the times I have ridden on the trails, I hated it. You'd think someone that rides "thousands of...
11-24-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,456
Posted By Kilroy1988

Attainable C&V You Want but just Haven't Got!

Hello,

Thought this might be a fun thread idea... I've been into this for a bit more than a decade now (which seems a long time considering I'm only 33). Some of the first fine vintage bicycles I...
11-23-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,073
Posted By work4bike

Threads like this reminds me just how good I have...

Threads like this reminds me just how good I have it out on the roads:)
11-22-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,073
Posted By Iride01

I never made the connection of distance not...

I never made the connection of distance not startling the person you are passing. But with some exceptions for very noob walkers and cyclist, I think you are on to something there.

One of the...
11-18-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,258
Posted By Paul Barnard

That's my kind of riding. I lose interest when...

That's my kind of riding. I lose interest when cycling becomes work. Fun is my priority. Thankfully cycling is a beautiful blend of fun and fitness.
11-18-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,258
Posted By shelbyfv

I enjoy riding by myself and the best local roads...

I enjoy riding by myself and the best local roads are right out my door. The problem is I ride at least 5mph slower than when I'm with my group. Soon I'll be unable to keep up and I'll have to go...
11-12-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By LAJ

No reason for anyone to throw a fit over correct...

No reason for anyone to throw a fit over correct and logical help.
11-11-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By cxwrench

Funny, whenever I set up a new derailleur I...

Funny, whenever I set up a new derailleur I adjust the limit screws before attaching the cable. This has never caused any issues for me. Doing it this way keeps me from shifting over the large cog...
11-09-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,461
Posted By rowerek

Many drivers underestimate how fast some of the...

Many drivers underestimate how fast some of the road bikes can travel.

Recently, I was biking at about 20mph in the neighborhood taking advantage of empty streets and perfect visibility, and could...
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